Earecka Moody


Earecka Tregenza holds a B.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music and M.M. from Rice University, Shepherd School of Music. Following her graduation from Rice, Ms. Tregenza spent one year in Toronto, Canada, as a GGS scholarship winner at the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she was a student of acclaimed harpist Judy Loman. In addition, Ms. Tregenza also spent five summers studying with Alice Chalifoux, former Principal Harpist of the Cleveland Orchestra, at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.

Ms. Tregenza specializes in the Salzedo style of harp playing, based on the teaching method of one of the 20th century’s greatest pedagogues and performers, Carlos Salzedo. This method advocates a strong technical foundation, promoting ease of movement, strength, consistency, and a rich sound quality. Ms. Tregenza’s teachers have been Judy Loman, Paula Page, Yolanda Kondonassis, Alice Chalifoux, Marilyn Costello and Rebecca Lewis Wagner, all of whom were first or second generation students of Carlos Salzedo.

Ms. Tregenza is also a dedicated teacher, and has been a harp instructor at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI and the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. Currently, Earecka Tregenza maintains a private studio in Spokane and is faculty at Whitworth and Gonzaga Universities.